June 01, 1878 – May 12, 1967
Place of Birth:
Ledbury, Herefordshire, England
Place of Death:
Abingdon, Berkshire, England
John Edward Masefield (ˈmeɪsˌfiːld,_ˈmeɪz-; 1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) English poet and writer, was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930. Among his best known works are the children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, and the poems "The Everlasting Mercy" and "Sea-Fever".